Forget WP 8.1, hints of Windows Phone 8.5 emerge

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The leaked Windows Phone emulator has been the gift that keeps on giving, and the latest revelation is that Microsoft already working on Windows Phone 8.5, and that this may bring radical changes to the UI of the phones.

According to the tooltip message from the emulator to the developer of TimeMe secondary live tiles may no longer be available in Windows Phone 8.5.

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That UI innovation has of course been very helpful and is one of the unique elements of Windows Phone. Of course the message may be referring to the specific API rather than the feature, but either way it seems the Windows Phone Start screen is set to change.

The emulator also revealed additional and more immediately impactful new information.

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It appears that Windows Phone 8.1 will support 1 minute Live Tile updates, which will finally make Live Tile clocks more practical, vs the 30 min  updates at present, which are less than Live.

Keep an eye on the TileMe’s developer page here for more.


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